Chrysoritis braueri

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Brauer's opal
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Chrysoritis
Species: C. braueri
Binomial name
Chrysoritis braueri
(Pennington, 1967)[1]
  • Poecilmitis braueri Pennington, 1967

Chrysoritis braueri, the Brauer's opal, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae found only in South Africa.

The wingspan is 20–24 mm for males and 21–26 mm for females. Its flight period is from August to November and February to April in two broods.[2]

Larva feed on Zygophyllum species and Myrsine africana. They are associated with Crematogaster species ants.


  1. ^ Chrysoritis at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ Woodhall, Steve (2005). Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa: Struik. ISBN 978-1-86872-724-7.